The bay of Uvala Stobreč is located in 4miles east of the city of Split and 10 miles NW of the small harbour of Omis. The mouth of the river Zrnovnica opens into the bay.
The small village and resort of Stobreč, which is a part of the Split municipality, sits on the W shore.
A large hotel at SE of Kairos harbour helps to locate. The harbour wall extends out from the west headland, which has rocks to the S&E, close to the shore. Several pontoons on the N of the wall are used by small craft. Stobrec harbour has no lights. In some places, underwater, the breakwater is damaged so on approaching you should give this clearance of at least 100 metres.
Where to Anchor
If space permits, tie up alongside the breakwater. Shallow draught vessels may be able to berth in the marina at Podstrana. Anchor in at 2-4m, in mud, with good holding. Take care to avoid the sewer pipe which extends past the breakwater, from the NW of the harbour. There’s good shelter here, even from the bora – the only winds which cause swells are from the SE.
Water is available from the marina at Podstrana, or a tap, SW of the bay, at Stobrec. The town has a bank, ATM, supermarket, PO, and other tourist facilities. There’s also a bus service into Split where of course, you’ll find everything.
History and Culture
The history of the area dates back to the times of the ancient Greeks, who called the settlement Epetion. There are still traces of the defensive walls they built.
The village’s other claim to fame is that of an inscribed sarcophagus from the 3rd century AD. It proclaims the achievements of a certain Lucius Artorius Castus, Roman commander. According to certain sources, he was the inspiration behind the legends of King Arthur, as he has previously been based in Britain. Of course he was (not)!
The long beach of Strobec is partly near the river, and partly near a well-organized campsite. Perhaps not the most spectacular beach on the Dalmatian Riviera, it’s still fine for an early morning dip or as the start of a stroll around the village and along the river.
Where to Eat
There are several cafes and restaurants along the waterfront, where you can eat good local food and watch the world go by.
Kasa Grill and Bar
Amazing steaks are their signature, but also try the shrimp linguini or the truffle pasta. Highly rated in the area, and appreciated by the locals as well as visitors.
A bit off the beaten track, this konoba is worth a visit if you want the freshest seafood possible – you literally choose from a live selection, freshly caught that day. The wines are good, and don’t miss the traditional dessert “Splitska torta”.
Places to Stay
In Stobrec you will find numerous guesthouses, B&Bs, rental apartments, and hotels. It can make a quiet and convenient base to explore Split.
Things to Do
One for the whole family to enjoy. Lots of amazing activities to create those positive vacation vibes, including a fun bouncy playground floating in the warm, shallow, crystal-clear waters.